Toxic shock syndrome

Overview

Toxic shock syndrome is a rare, life-threatening complication resulting from toxins produced by certain bacterial infections. Risk factors include recent surgery, open wounds, and the use of superabsorbent tampons.

Symptoms

Risk factors include recent surgery, open wounds, and the use of superabsorbent tampons.

Treatments

A high fever, low blood pressure, vomiting, and rash are some symptoms. Treatment includes antibiotics and possible surgery.

Last Updated Jun 13, 2017


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